UK [ˈʃɑː(r)p(ə)nə(r)] / US [ˈʃɑrp(ə)nər] noun [countable]
Word forms "sharpener":
singular sharpener plural sharpeners
a tool used for making something sharp, especially pencils or knives

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  • sharpener — (n.) 1630s, agent noun from SHARPEN (Cf. sharpen) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sharpener — n. a pencil sharpener * * * [ ʃɑːp(ə)nə] a pencil sharpener …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sharpener — [[t]ʃɑ͟ː(r)pnə(r)[/t]] sharpeners N COUNT: usu n N A sharpener is a tool or machine used for sharpening pencils or knives. ...a pencil sharpener …   English dictionary

  • sharpener — noun any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper a knife sharpener • Derivationally related forms: ↑sharpen • Hypernyms: ↑implement • Hyponyms: ↑grindstone, ↑pencil sharpener, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sharpener — noun A device for making things sharp See Also: sharp, pencil sharpener …   Wiktionary

  • sharpener — noun Sharpener is used after these nouns: ↑knife, ↑pencil …   Collocations dictionary

  • sharpener —    an intoxicating drink    Usually whisky or gin, which are supposed to liven you up:     I managed to escape from Colditz for a sharpener or twain with the Major at the RAC Club. (Private Eye, May 1981 Colditz was Number 10, Downing Street,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • sharpener — sharpen ► VERB ▪ make or become sharp. DERIVATIVES sharpener noun …   English terms dictionary

  • sharpener — noun see sharpen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sharpener — See sharpen. * * * …   Universalium

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